Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Completed Projects: No. 7

Last time I shopped the garage, I painted the bottom of this pair (see Completed Projects No. 6). This time I painted the top. This was an old tin cake cover that I bought for $1.29 a while back at a thrift store.

Lately I've been really loving decorating with glass covers and bought this glass set real cheap at the Home Goods store a month ago. I plan to use it on my china cabinet (when I get it painted) as soon as I get my home put together. It's been months since we moved to our new house and I've yet to finish unpacking boxes from the garage. Slow progress as we've been traveling a bit. We even went over to Albuquerque for a week to see the two youngest grand kids when middle daughter and family went to visit youngest daughter and family.

So here's some before pictures to show you how really dented up and ugly it was. I'm sure my husband is wondering why I even spent $1.29 on it and then stored it in the garage. I'm sure he would consider it a waste of good garage space!

I'm planning on painting the wooden handle black or dark brown, just so when I age it down it will have something to counter the white.

The dishcloth on the left came from Cracker Barrel. I love their dish cloths, which are reasonably priced. These dish cloths are 2 or 3 years old, but have never been used for drying dishes as I love using them for decorating.

I'll show you soon what I did with the four matching bird dish cloths I have. Hope you have a Cracker Barrel close by to shop at their "country store". Their dumplings are great too if you get tired of shopping. I'm joining "White Wednesday" at Faded Charm's blog party and Perfectly Imperfic's party too. Follow me over to see all the creative things bloggers come up with! You can use the links or click on Faded Charm and Perfectly Imperfect in my blog list on the right side of my blog.



  1. So very classy. I'll check out Faded Charms. Hey you did a great job.

  2. Looks nicer by the minute.I need to check out Cracker Barrel-love those bird dish cloths.

  3. Your cake storer looks wonderful...what an amazing transition. Beautifully done! Congratulations on your new home. I have joined your followers list and invite you to join my followers list; as well,I hope you will grab a blog button. Hugs, Gayle

  4. I really like both cake covers the painted tin & the glass one

    paint your little knob a color to match something in your kitchen

  5. Great finds and transformation! I'm following...

  6. Great idea to paint it white. Love how it turned out. Happy new follower from White Wednesday.

  7. I love how it turned out! Never would have thought to give it a coat of paint. Genius!

  8. A nice fresh look to your cake cover. It looks wonderful!

  9. I like how it turned out, I would have never know it was tin if you hadn't shown it.

  10. Does that handle come out or off? What if you put a really pretty glass drawer pull on it...that would be soooo pretty! I love this idea of yours!